Easy 5 Ingredient Desserts

Last fall, I shared a collection of 70 easy 5 ingredient recipes that were perfect for busy school nights. All the recipes had 5 ingredients (or less) and were chicken meals, beef meals, slow cooker meals, pork meals and all sorts of other easy meals. It has become a good resource for me, as a busy mom, and for many others. I wanted to share something similar this year, so decided to compile a list of easy 5 ingredient desserts.

We all know that good food doesn’t have to be complicated and this list proves it. You see, I love to cook and bake for my family but I don’t want to spend lots of time in the kitchen. I also love to prepare a special dessert on occasion because baking is one way I show them some extra love around the dinner table. I actually realized that some of my favorite dessert recipes are 5 ingredient recipes like chocolate chip shortbread and our homemade buckeyes.

There are a wide variety of 5 ingredient desserts included in this list. Once I started searching, I knew this was another list I needed to share! There are 5 ingredient bar recipes, 5 ingredient cookies, 5 ingredient pies, 5 ingredient cakes and even some 5 ingredient candies and ice cream recipes! I have already tried several from this list (fudgy nutella cookies were the first ones I tried – yum!) and have printed quite a few others to try, too. I hope you discover some new favorite 5 ingredient recipes on this list.

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Here are over 85 easy 5 ingredient dessert recipes for your family to enjoy, all sorted by dessert category for your convenience.

5 Ingredient Bar Recipes

Strawberry Oat Crumb Bars | Mom on Timeout

Copycat Mounds Coconut Cream Bars | Back for Seconds

Chocolate Caramel Bars | Butter with a Side of Bread

2 Ingredient Lemon Bars | Tamilee Tips

Triple Decker Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars | Half Baked Harvest

Salted Chocolate and Caramel Pretzel Bars | Tastes Better from Scratch

Crunchy No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars | Two Peas and Their Pod

Cherry Almond Turnovers | Cooking Classy

Quick and Easy Carmelitas | Mom on Timeout

S’More Cups | The First Year

M&M Peanut Butter Bars | Rachel Cooks

S’More Dessert Bars | All Things Mamma

Peanut Butter S’More Bars | Chocolate with Grace

No Bake Crispy Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars | Iowa Girl Eats

Cheesecake Bars | The Midnight Baker

5 Ingredient Cake, Cheesecake and Cobbler Recipes

Souffle Cheesecake | Sweet & Savory by Shinee

Cake Batter Cheesecake | Six Sisters’ Stuff

No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake | Julie Blanner

Easy Lemon Tarts | Crazy for Crust

Coconut Lime Tarts | Erica’s Recipes

Milk Chocolate Tart with Peanut Butter Pretzel Crust | Keep it Sweet Desserts

Apple Dump Cake | The First Year

Cherry Dump Cake | The Country Cook

Dutch Butter Cake | Kevin and Amanda

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Dump Cake | Cutefetti

Caramel Apple Dump Cake | Blackberry Babe

4 Ingredient Cobbler | I Heart Vegetables

Flourless Chocolate Cake | Dinner, then Dessert

Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes | Dinner, then Desssert

Molten Nutella Lava Mug Cake | Kirbie’s Cravings

Almond Cake with Fresh Berries | Skinny Taste

Apple Fritters | Frugal Family Home

Chocolate Chip Shortbread Tea Cakes | Joyfully Thriving

5 Ingredient Cookie Recipes

Fudgy Nutella Cookies | Ambitious Kitchen

Cinnamon Sugar Pie Crust Cookies | The Comfort of Cooking

Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies | Happy Deal – Happy Day!

Vanilla Shortbread Cookies | The Semisweet Sisters

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies | Baker Bettie

Chewy, Fudgy, Flourless Chocolate Cookies | Mamagourmand

Pumpkin Chip Cookies | Cookin’ Food

Easy Coconut Macaroons | Love from the Oven

Vanilla Almond Snowballs | White Lights on Wednesday

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies | The Frugal Girls

Almond Joy Cookies | Mom on Timeout

Raspberry Cheesecake Thumbprint Cookies | Baker by Nature

Oreo Cheesecake Cookies | Baker by Nature

Pumpkin Cheesecake Whoopie Pies | Your Cup of Cake

Funfetti Shortbread Bites | Cooking Classy

Peanut Butter Cookies | How to…This and That

Cake Mix Cookies | Joyfully Thriving

5 Ingredient Pie Recipes

Easy Key Lime Pie | Kalyn Brooke

Ice Cream Pie with Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Crust | Foodie Crush

No Bake Nutella Pie | Recipe Boy

Pumpkin Pie | Living Well Spending Less

No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars | Recipe Tin Eats

Chocolate Mousse Pie | Yammie’s Noshery

Cream Cheese Lemonade Pie | Great Grub Delicious Treats

No Bake Chocolate Truffle Pie | Kitch Me

S’Mores Sugar Cookie Pie | Crazy for Crust

Chocolate Cookie Butter Pie | Brit + Co

Easy Chocolate Pie | Num’s the Word

Mini Dutch Apple Pies | How to…This and That

Chocolate Crack Pie | The Kitchen is my Playground

5 Ingredient Candy Recipes

No Bake Sugar Cookie Truffles | Chelsea’s Messy Apron

Fudge with Sea Salt | Chef Savvy

2 Ingredient Easy Fudge | Living on a Dime

Peanut Butter Marshmallow Fudge | Delicious as it Looks

Reese’s Fudge | The Recipe Critic

Peanut Cluster Candies | Joyfully Thriving

Salted Dark Chocolate Toffee Fudge | Flavor the Moments

Graham Cracker Toffee | Gimme Some Oven

Lemon Truffles | Premeditated Leftovers

Saltine Cracker Toffee | Eating on a Dime

Homemade Take 5 Candy Bars | The Baker Mama

Microwave Caramel Chocolate Fudge | Chelsea’s Messy Apron

Easy Chocolate Mousse | Sweetness and Bite

Chocolate Mousse | Kitchen Cents

Buckeyes | Joyfully Thriving

5 Ingredient Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt Recipes

Watermelon Sorbet | Cincy Shopper

Dairy Free Mango Ice-Cream | Clean Eating Kitchen

Key Lime Pudding Pops | A Spicy Perspective

Frozen Sorbet Slice | Chelsea’s Messy Apron

Peach Sorbet | Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

No Churn Whole Lemon Ice Cream | Kirbie’s Cravings

Raspberry Lemonade Yogurt Pops | Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt

Strawberry Dole Whip | Chocolate Covered Katie

No Machine Peanut Butter Ice Cream | A Thrifty Mom

If you love easy 5 ingredient recipes as much as I do, be sure to check out this list of 70 easy 5 ingredient recipes for main dish recipes that are all made with 5 ingredients or less. Happy cooking!

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